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I highly disagree with your support for fiverr. This has nothing to do with whether or not you can make a living through Fiverr but it is because people who know nothing about software development and web design pricing think that this work should be easy for us and thus should be paid cheaply. We as developers have to make a stand by not caving to low ballers simply because we may just need the money. Clients need to understand that good work requires plenty of time and a decent pay. Unfortunately, many devs outside of the US charge way too cheaply for these services, thus lowering expectations of pricing.
There’s another way to look at it: view Fiverr et al as acquisition channels. Having seen the “buying” side as well, the race to the bottom not only applies to prices but also quality, unfortunately. Whenever we contract someone from these platforms, we have to go through smaller projects since few people are willing to do an interview upfront. As Kyle pointed out, one small deal can lead to much bigger gigs and happy relationships and all you need to do is let quality shine through.
I totally agree
Exactly, Arne :) thanks for understanding it in context
Thanks for your opinion, Oziel :)
Excellent list! This must have taken a good chunk of time to write :) Well done! Especially liked your point about starting small. Great advice, just make sure that you don't get stuck in that mindset :)
May we add our own resource, as well? CodersRank is a platform where you connect your public and private repos to create your profile. Based on your real work/experience, we connect you with the most relevant jobs and recruiters. codersrank.io
Have a great day!
Thank you :)
Great! Thanks for sharing CodersRank - it looks like a very helpful resource :)
Great list Kyle. I recommend adding DailyRemote(dailyremote.com) as it is also one of the great remote job boards with daily updated jobs posted in various categories such as Software Development, Design, Support, Sales, Writing, Product, Legal, Finance, etc.
Awesome :) thanks for sharing this, Daniel :)
Probably one of the oldest job boards for remote jobs that I know of! Most of them nowadays belong to the same company btw. It's quite interesting to see, how big of a business that is..
What are most popular payment methods (outside PayPal) to use when freelancing?
Depends on the client. My biggest client pays by check, via snail mail (US Postal Service). Another client likes to pay via bank transfers (ACH). I've also used Stripe invoices a few times to accept credit card payments.
Recently doing with TransferWise and I am happy with it.
I completely understand the context why you mentioned Fiverr + Upwork here, after reading some of your comments (above/below).
I also worked on a remote job, with my team with focus on manual screening of every job. You can check out here, feedback is appreciated.
Awesome list Kyle. I recommend adding OnlyRemoteJobs (onlyremotejobs.io) as it is also one of the great remote job boards with daily updated jobs posted in various categories such as Software Development, Design, Support, Sales, Writing, Product, Legal, Finance, etc. Thanks in advance! :)
Very informative article 👍
Just a little surprised that you didn't include indeed.com and angel.co which are among the best sites for remote jobs.
Thanks for sharing those links Mohsin :)
There are plently of others like Craigslist, etc. that I didn't include in this article, but I hope this current list was helpful 👌
Solid article. I'd be interested to see what your wish tech employers included in their remote-work dev job postings as well.
Hey! Would be fun if you'd check out my site too and let me know what you think? 🙂👉
Looks good :) thanks for sharing
Sorry But I Disagree with you on the Case of Fiverr and Upwork. Both of These Platforms are very old and many freelancers are working there as Full-Time Employees. These individuals are holding the Upwork and Fiverr for More than 7-8 Years and They Have a Monopoly in this case. They charge clients as much as they want because their rating is high and they are old.
Both of these platforms are not for beginners, Beginners will have to make a lot of effort in order to get started with the Fiverr and Upwork.
You haven't even asked how I generated 5 figures with Fiverr :)
It's all about the strategy, Abdur... there will ALWAYS be others with more experience.
You can learn more here - youtube.com/watch?v=h3sBU6Q-3c0
Read it properly though - it's AN option, not my main recommendation.
Thanks for your opinion :)
Thanks for the article. I have looked into a couple of these but not all the ones you have listed.
Thanks for the great list and write-up.
Here's another suggestion: freshremote.work
To go with your format, here are some pros and cons:
Hope that helps ;)
I would like to add
as well as
StackOverflow jobs (They have an option to filter for remote jobs)
You can also find remote jobs at onlyremotejobs.io
remotemax.co has a big list of remote development jobs.
Cheers mate much appreciated!
Cheers Brendin :)
Thank you for sharing!
This is helpful for our HackYourFuture graduates, all looking for a first job as junior webdevelopers.
tinyboards.co/ owns most of the well-running job boards. They started buying them several years ago.
Don't use Upwork or Fiverr. You're killing the business, you're killing the industry. You're digging your own grave.
Those are some strong words there, George :)
I've made some good cash from Fiverr and I know many others who have on UpWork and others as well.
There's a lot more mentioned in the article than UpWork and Fiverr and I clearly mention it's A WAY - not the BEST way.
I'm suggesting that people should try everything, but as their main focus, to build their own portfolio website and use that as their priority.
I was wondering on how to get started working remotely and after going through this article I now have a clue how. Thank you Kyle
Sure, Jones :)
Watch this youtube.com/watch?v=_HXVfBOswV8
And check out the blog on studywebdevelopment.com
Many thanks, Javier :)
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